CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles

Title

Re: Ethnic Differences in Estrogen Metabolism in Healthy Women

Abstract

Taioli et al. ( 1) reported that African-American women had significantly lower ratios of urinary estrogen metabolites (2-OHE1/16α-OHE1) than did Caucasian women. We would like to provide data to, in part, support these findings. We obtained urine samples with which to measure estrogen metabolites from 74 women with incident breast cancers and from 58 women receiving screening mammography who were found to be free of breast cancer. We found that African-American women had significantly lower 2-OHE1/creatinine levels than did Caucasian women ( Table 1 ), and this ethnic …

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

1997

Notes/Citation Information

Published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, v. 89, no. 1, p. 89-90.

Dr. Ann Coker had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the time of publication.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jnci/89.1.89